During his first years as Superintendent, aggressive goals were developed, with increased graduation rates over the next several years as the primary area of focus. The expected target is to have graduation rates well over 80% annually. In addition, goals are developed to facilitate a successful transition to the Nevada Academic Content Standards while providing critical time to allow staff to prepare for full implementation. This goal is demonstrated by a common late start each Thursday providing direct teacher professional development while ensuring that instructional time is held sacred.
Dr. Jensen is the immediate past president of the Nevada Association of School Superintendent’s (NASS) and was selected as the Nevada Superintendent of the Year for 2017. Dr. Jensen will be representing Humboldt County and Nevada during the AASA conference to be held in New Orleans in March of 2017. In addition, Dr. Jensen has served as a past president for the Winnemucca Rotary Club as well as being actively engaged in other local community groups.
He holds his Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Administrative Certification from the University of Nevada, while his Bachelors, Masters' in Educational Psychology and School Psychology Specialist degrees are from Brigham Young University.